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2023 presidency: Bribery allegations rock Ohanaeze

In front of the 2023 official political race, pay off charges have again raised a ruckus around town Igbo socio-social association, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Day to day POST reports that this isn’t the initial time the Igbo association is going under open examination for such claims.

In a few past official surveys, individuals from the association had likewise been blamed for gathering cash running into billions of naira from official competitors.

In 2019, Ohanaeze supported Alhaji Atiku Abubakar disregarding firm resistance from individuals from the All Reformists Congress, APC, from the South-East zone. The improvement prompted a sharp division in the gathering.

This time, in an online entertainment video cut getting out and about, it was claimed that the Igbo bunch requested installments from one Companion Kennedy Iyere as a condition to help a Nigerian Official up-and-comer from the South East.

Mr. Peter Obi of the Work Party is a vital official competitor from the South-East zone.

Some anonymous Ohanaeze pioneers were said to have requested cash as a condition to take part in a gathering for a help of Nigeria leader of Igbo extraction.

Nonetheless, the representative of the Prof. George Obiozor-drove Ohanaeze, Boss Alex Ogbonnia has rubbished the cases, taking note of that the Ohanaeze had forever been at the front of the push for a South-East administration.

He went on to communicate laments for the gathering’s help to the official competitor of the People groups Leftist faction (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 general decisions.

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He added that the ongoing struggles being looked by Igbos were brought about by their help for Atiku then, who unexpectedly is presently the official flagbearer of the PDP.

Ogbonnia excused the pay off guarantee as the most “erroneous, deceptive and hard of the multitude of lies pointed toward spoiling the appearance of the Igbo as the Judas classification that values cash more than human soul.”

As indicated by him, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo took the backing for a president from the South East of Nigeria to all pieces of Nigeria, including previous President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Ruler of Sokoto, His Greatness, Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III; Boss E K Clarke, Boss Ayo Adebanjo, previous President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the English High Commission thus numerous different spots.

While demanding leader of South East extraction, he repeated that he kept in touch with Atiku to advise him that their help for him in 2019 was the reason for the ongoing struggles of the Igbos.

“I likewise kept in touch with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, advising him that the ongoing Igbo struggles are because of our help to his application in 2019. A straightforward inquiry on the web will uncover that Ohanaeze had made various public statements encouraging Nigerians and the global local area to loan backing to the journey by the South East for administration.

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“On December 13, 2021, I for one addressed an Open Letter to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, advising him that it is the turn of the South East to create a president for Nigeria and encouraging him not to challenge the 2023 administration on the grounds of value, equity and reasonableness.

“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo further spread the backing toward the Southern and Center Belt Pioneers (SMBLF) drove by Boss E K Clarke, and Boss Nnia Nwodo as the Facilitator General. Different heads of the SMBLF incorporate Boss Ayo Adebanjo, the Head of the Afenifere; Dr Pogu Bitrus, Pioneer, Center Belt Discussion, among others. Our appreciation goes to the SMBLF for their permanent situation to help an Igbo of the South East for administration in 2023. Also, we express gratitude toward Boss Olusegun Obasanjo for getting us in his Abeokuta home multiple times.

“In the online entertainment cut getting out and about, organized by one Friend Kennedy Iyere, he claimed that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo drove by Boss Nnia Nwodo requested installments from him to go to a gathering at Awka for a Nigerian president from the South East.

“The reality of the situation: In October 2020, Boss Damian Okeke Ogene, previous Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Anambra State part was reached by Boss Iyere to welcome the seven state presidents from the seven Ohanaeze States.

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“Ogene made sense of for Iyere that individuals would be coming to Awka from far off spots, for example, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Aba, Ebonyi and that they wouldn’t be able to return to their areas around the same time. Iyere vowed to get inn convenience for the seven people, and that he would likewise pay for their vehicle costs.

“At the gathering in one inn at Awka, Iyere was situated with White men and he featured the horrendous unfairness to the Igbo by the past Nigerian pioneers and the value in a South Easterner to turn into the leader of Nigeria come 2023.”

“Oddly, we were exceptionally more than happy and furthermore inquisitive that a non-Igbo and White men were supporting an Igbo cause. Toward the finish of the gathering, he begged us to oversee 70,000 naira (N70, 000.00); that is, 10,000 naira each, as transport costs.

“A few of us denied the cash, while some others contemplated that it very well may be confused on the off chance that we dismissed the N10,000 each. I’m somewhat stunned by the degeneracy and a kindergarten trickery with which Iyere painted his experience with the Ohanaeze Ndigbo; that Ohanaeze Ndigbo requested installment from him to help an Igbo for administration,” he said.

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